Declaration_of_Independence

Declaration_of_Independence - the work of the British...

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Declaration of Independence 1.What is the justification given for dissolving “the political bands” connecting the colonies with England.? 2.What are the “unalienable” rights of men? What is “the pursuit of happiness?” 3.Do you think Jefferson believed rights were “unalienable” for all men? For women? 4.How do governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed? Do you think each person should have to give his or her consent? How often? 5.The Declaration states that men have a right - even a duty - to overthrow the government under certain circumstances. Do you agree? Explain. 6.What is your reaction to the list of grievances cited against King George? Do they warrant revolution? 7.Many of the grievances cited here against the King were actually
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Unformatted text preview: the work of the British Parliament. Why do you think the Declaration addresses them to the King? 8.The original Declaration contains a long passage, which was deleted, that begins: He has incited treasonable insurrections of our fellow citizens. ... Why do you think that passage was deleted from the final version? 9.The closing section which begins: We therefore, the representatives of the United States of America. .... offers a justification for the right to be independent of Great Britain. What was the justification used in Jeffersons original version and what was the justification used in the final version? Why do you think the change was made?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course CORC 1130 taught by Professor Cohen during the Spring '10 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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